Welcome Home to hopetown

Watch the video above to see what you can expect in hopetown at the Durham Campus.

Watch the video above to see what you can expect in hopetown at the Garner Campus.

Watch the video above to see what you can expect in hopetown at the Sanford Campus.

The Giving Crusade

Local Compassion and hopetown are partnering together with families and communities around us to make an impact during this holiday season through The Giving Crusade. Click the button below for more info and to see what is happening as we practice our core value of being generous!

Experiencing hopetown Online?

Step 1: Watch the Video Together

You can find the hopetown Online Experience on our YouTube channel right here Sunday morning at 12:00 pm. Included are worship songs, animated Bible stories, and teaching!

Step 2: Talk It Over

Use the activities included each week to give you guidance on what to discuss with your children. Some other questions you can ask are:
  • What did we learn about today?
  • How does that help you?
  • What do we need to do to live this out in our lives?

Step 3: Activities

Included in these ACTIVITIES are coloring pages, craft or activity sheets, games, additional questions and ideas to engage with further at home with your child. Show us your child’s completed activities on Instagram or our Facebook Page so we can share it out for all to see!

Did you know that hopetown has a blog? Check this link out for more ways to engage your child about what they are learning each week. Here’s the LINK.

What is hopetown?

Sundays should be FUN days! In hopetown your child will enjoy an engaging environment where they will learn Biblical truths on their level through engaging conversations, worship, and fun activities, as well as time to learn about who God is through intentional relationships with their peers and adults who have gone through training and security measures.

We believe that Sundays are only one day, and we value the importance of parents and the role that they play in their child’s life the other days during the week. We want to set the family up for success!

hopetown consists of four areas:

downtown

Birth through 2-year-olds – we provide a loving and nurturing environment for our littlest ones! We believe it’s never too early to introduce children to a God who loves them. We read a Bible story and color together!

midtown

Preschool through 5-year-olds (not in Kindergarten) – children enjoy an exciting large group time with worship and Bible stories! We fully believe in the power of small groups where children participate in fun age-appropriate hands-on activities that reinforce the Bible story they learned in the large group.

uptown

Kindergarten-5th grade – elementary kids are greeted by life group leaders and engage in activity stations with fun games and crafts related to the theme for the day. We then offer a large group experience with a variety of worship music and creative teaching, followed by small group discussions and Biblical application activities.

Beau’s Ministry: Special Needs Care

All children are welcome at newhope church!  We believe that all children are created in God’s image and that every child has value to God – and us!  hopetown offers a one-on-one buddy for children who benefit from some assistance to enable them to learn about God’s love and grow in faith. The goal is to provide individualized, flexible, and caring assistance during hopetown activities.

We ask that your family please fill out a Beau’s Ministry Special Needs Registration form at least 1 week prior to the first Sunday you plan to visit to help us ensure your child has an appropriate buddy, and that all of their needs will be fully met by a hopetown staff member or trained World Changer.

Your child’s safety

Using a computer-based check-in process, each family is given a unique code for each child which is used during child pick-ups. All of our staff and World Changers are carefully screened with background and reference checks and trained to provide safe and quality environments.

INTERESTED IN BABY DEDICATIONS OR CHILD BAPTISM, CLICK HERE!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What ages does hopetown serve?

hopetown children’s ministry is designed for children from birth through 5th grade and has age-appropriate environments for each of the different age groups. hopetown is broken into three sections: downtown (infants through 2-year-olds), midtown (3 to 5 year-olds not in Kindergarten), and uptown (Kindergarten through 5th Grade).

2. What do you teach the children?

hopetown teaches basic Biblical truths in exciting environments. We use a relevant curriculum that is designed to communicate basic truths about God, Jesus Christ, and the Christian faith. It is our desire in hopetown to equip parents to be the spiritual champions of their homes. We win when parents feel empowered to show their children what a forever friendship with Jesus looks like (Deuteronomy 6:5-9)!

3. Will my child be safe?

hopetown children’s ministry has many security precautions in place to ensure the safety of your child. We use a computerized check-in system that prints name tags for your children including allergy information and a matching parent pick-up tag. This pick-up tag must be presented for your child to be released.

All children’s ministry staff and volunteers are required to complete a reference and background check as well as an orientation before having contact with children. All World Changers work together to ensure your child is in a safe and fun environment.

4. Can I bring my baby into the service?

We hope you will feel comfortable choosing to have your child participate in hopetown children’s ministry, so your child(ren) experience age-appropriate environments and enjoy their time worshipping and hands-on activities that make church fun and engaging.

However, if you would like to experience the worship service with your child, we have environments for this to happen.  Each of these environments allows parents to view the service with live video and audio with their child.

5. How will I know if my child needs me?

We will text you immediately if we feel that we can use your assistance in making your child’s experience in hopetown a success. Please keep your phone available during the Worship Celebration if you have checked children into hopetown.

6. Is my kid too sick for church?

To ensure the health of all the children and volunteers in hopetown, parents are asked not to bring children, who have, or have had any of the following symptoms within the past 24 hours:

Fever, colored nasal discharge, conjunctivitis (“pink eye”), eye or ear discharge, vomiting or diarrhea, skin infections, chronic cough or sore throat, cold sores around the mouth, impetigo, active chicken pox or chicken pox vaccine within 3 days, or any acute infectious disease.

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